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Los Angeles Lakers at Denver Nuggets Preview & Picks – Nuggets To Win NBA Season Opener

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23 Oct 2023
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Leigh Copson 23 Oct 2023
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  • Los Angeles Lakers at Denver Nuggets picks for Tuesday, October 24
  • Matchup gets underway at 19:30 ET at Ball Arena
  • Preview, predictions, stats & form
    Los Angeles Lakers at Denver Nuggets Preview & Picks
  • Los Angeles Lakers at Denver Nuggets Preview & Picks
  • Head To Head
  • Los Angeles Lakers Form
  • Denver Nuggets Form

Los Angeles Lakers at Denver Nuggets Preview & Picks

Denver are tipped to cover as they win their season opener.

The Nuggets return a championship calibre roster and they remain a very reliable pick on their home court.

  • Denver Nuggets were 44-8 at home last season
  • Denver Nuggets were 31-20-1 ATS at home in 2022/23
  • Denver Nuggets are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings with LA Lakers
  • The Under has hit in 5 of the last 8 meetings

Head To Head

  • Los Angeles Lakers lead the all-time series 138-88
  • Denver Nuggets won 113-111 when the two teams last met on May 22

Los Angeles Lakers Form

Los Angeles come into the new season looking to erase the bad taste from last season’s playoff exit at the hands of Denver.

The Lakers scraped into the postseason with a 108-102 overtime victory over Minnesota in the Play-In Tournament.

They made a big splash in the first round though, taking down Memphis with a 4-2 series win to set up a conference semi-final showdown with Golden State.

Los Angeles then went six games with the Warriors, clinching a place in the conference finals with a 122-101 victory.

The Lakers’ run was brought to an abrupt halt there though, as they were swept in four games by Denver.

Denver Nuggets Form

Denver come into the 2023/24 season looking to win back-to-back NBA championships.

The Nuggets set the standard last year as they compiled a conference-best 53-29 record to clinch home court advantage for the playoffs.

They made straightforward work of Minnesota with a 4-1 series win, and then bounced back from a couple of road defeats as they beat Phoenix 4-2.

That set up a conference final clash with the Los Angeles Lakers, and Denver rolled over LeBron James & Co. with a 4-0 series sweep.

The Nuggets then claimed the NBA Championship as they rebounded from a Game 2 defeat, winning three consecutive games to beat Miami 4-1.

Verdict

Denver were a dominant force at home last season and there is no reason for that to change.

The Nuggets can mark the unveiling of the championship banner with a home win and cover against the Lakers.

Best Bet1: Denver -4.5 Spread @-111.11 at Stake.us - 4 Units
Best Bet2: Under 227.5 Total Points @-111.11 at Stake.us - 2 Units
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